Kimonos: The Epitome of the Layering Piece

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Who doesn’t love a good kimono (or three)? They are an AMAZING transitional piece that can take you through all of the seasons, they are cozy, AND they are super fun and flattering. So, we will go ahead and start by saying that you definitely need to invest in a few kimonos to switch up your looks all year round.

For starters, kimonos are so versatile since they come in infinite combinations of colors, lengths, short sleeve, long sleeve, patterns, and fabrics. This is our absolute favorite part about kimonos and is what makes them so great for year-round style.  They have the ability to make you feel fashionable, feminine, and cool, while still letting your personal style shine. The kimono is a staple piece in your wardrobe that can be easily incorporated into your personal, day-to-day style.

You can wear kimonos during the summer months by choosing a lightweight, floral kimono and pairing it with a basic tank or tee, ripped jean shorts, and your favorite summer sandals.  Or, throw a patterned kimono over your swim suit when you are headed to the pool for a cool, yet fabulous, look.  For the cooler months, rock a duster kimono that is toned with autumn colors, a tank or lightweight sweater, ripped (or clean!) skinny jeans, and your go-to heeled booties! This look is so great since you can also switch up the look by substituting your kimono for a cardigan! A timeless look for every season is throwing a kimono over your favorite sun dress! If it’s chilly, wear a pair of tights or leggings underneath to stay warm. Going for a night out look? Opt in for a silk or velvet kimono with a more tailored look, dark wash denim, and your best dancing heels!

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We just can’t get enough of kimonos, honestly! They are the epitome of a layering piece. Let us know what your favorite ways to wear your kimonos are! Shop these trends at www.gliks.com or check out how we like to style our looks on Glik’s Official Instagram!

Kimonos: The Epitome of the Layering Piece

Natural Life Boho Bandeau

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Natural Life was created out of a woman’s passion to be creative and to create beautiful things to help others enjoy life, so I think it is more than fitting that the Natural Life Boho Bandeau allows that same creativity and happiness to the wearer.

Whether you’re having a good hair day or need something besides a hat to help save you from a bad hair day. (Cause let’s be real; we have all had those days where the dry shampoo just won’t cut it). The Boho Bandeau by Natural Life is really a stylish addition to your wardrobe with over 10 ways to wear it. We are going to highlight just a few of the many ways you can wear this adorable bandeau style headband!

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 This is the go-to headband look and classics are classics for a reason!

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The boho-bandeau also doubles as an adorable necklace or scarf accessory for all your outfits!

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The boho-bandeau can always be used as a hair tie to put your hair up. You can throw it up in a high stylish bun, a loose pony, or a side braid. Whatever hairstyle you wear that day, you can add a little more personality to your hairstyle.

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A true bohemian inspired style. Again this is a way to get the hair away from your face but also a good way to show off more of your favorite boho-bandeau print!

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Great to throw on over a swimsuit, or under a low cut top or tank!

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Maybe you haven’t decided to put your hair up just yet. Perfect if you want to put that little bit of color with your outfit without the jangle of metal bracelets or mix it with a set of your favorite jangly arm pieces!

The Boho Bandeau by Natural Life is the perfect accessory for going on a trail run, enjoying a day at the pool, or grabbing a cup of coffee on an early morning. With over 10 ways to wear these headbands and a plethora of designs and styles you can make these cute headbands fit into every look! Be sure to check out all the Natural Life products on Gliks.com and in our stores!

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Styles We Love: Romper Edition

styles we loveRompers are basically just a dress that offers a little more freedom, and we are here for it. They are also a socially acceptable onesie that you can go out in, we are here for that! Nothing is better than simple fashion that does the work for you, and rompers are basically in OT with how cute they make us look with zero effort on our part.

Another one of our favorite things about rompers is that they always look good with whatever shoes you pair with them. As you can see from the photos, they look absolutely perfect with just a bralette and maybe a little bit of jewelry depending on the occasion.

Rompers are also a great piece to transition you into fall weather. You can just throw on some booties, maybe a cardigan, and have you have yourself a fall ready look. Or if you really want a trendy style, throw a long sleeve flowy white shirt underneath; you’ll be warm and have a super stylish look. Thankfully we have about two and half more months of good summer weather and don’t have to think about how to wear our cute rompers in autumn weather quite yet!

If you haven’t added a romper to your wardrobe yet, now is the time! If you are already a romper feign, then you will need to check out the gorgeous new styles that we just added to Gliks.com! Below we have 5 rompers that will be just what your closet has needed!

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This gorgeous new style from Rokoko Clothing has an adorable stripe and floral design and a self tie waist that will define your shape. Doesn’t it look so cute with that coordinating orange bralette?!

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Here are some more floral romper options that we are carrying right now. They all have that sweet and girly charm that would look great with a pair of heels for a night out or some comfy sandals for a day look.

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The striped surplice romper from Everly would be perfect for date night or to pack for your next vacation. The Amuse Society is actually a skort style jersey romper that gives you the illusion of a dress but with the comfort of shorts. A neutral romper like this will match effortlessly with your cardigans, flannels, or jean jackets for cooler evenings or for an elevated look!

Hurry up and grab these cute styles before they sell out! For more style inspiration check out Glik’s Official to see how we are styling all the latest trends.

Styles We Love: Romper Edition

DIY Pom Pom Earrings

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Who is ready for another DIY blog?! Today, we are going to be talking Pom Poms! Pom Pom accessories are one of my favorite things at the moment. Not only are they trendy, they are an easy way to make a plain outfit super loud and quirky. There are a couple different ways to do this trend and to make it your very own style.  I am going to show you two ways to make your very own pom pom earrings in less than 5 minutes each!

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What you’ll need:

  • Pom poms (pre-made)
  • Yarn (to make your own poms)
  • Fork (to make your own poms)
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Post Earrings
  • 2” length of small chain
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss

Alrighty, now that we have everything we need it is time to get crafty. So since this DIY is so gosh darn simple we are going to be making two different kinds of pom pom earrings. One that is for beginner DIYers and then a slightly more difficult option.

Easy-peasy option: I bought some pre-made ones from a local Dollar Tree that came in a variety of colors so this is a good option if you don’t really want to make your own.

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Slightly more effort option:  It is pretty easy to make your own pompoms with some yarn if you’re up for the challenge. I found a pretty simple way to make medium sized pom poms with just a fork. You just wrap the yarn around the fork about 20 times;  next, tie a piece in the center as tight as you can. Finally, cut the two sides and you are done. SIMPLE AS THAT FOLKS!

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After you figured out your pom pom situation, take your pom pom, your hoop earring, and add a variety of pom poms. It’s up to you if you want to cover the whole thing in pom poms or just add a couple. Just find the center of your pom and thread it through with the back of the earring. That is all it takes for the hoop-pom pom earring style!  What I find fun about this DIY option is that you can make multiple colored poms and switch them out to match your outfits! Above you can see the easy and more difficult pom-pom options. For the pre-made pom poms, I just put a bunch on my earring hoop. For the homemade pom I went with just one simple pom on the hoop. Both are super cute way to add some color to your regular plain hoop earrings!

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For another slightly more difficult option, grab a small 2 inch chain to put on the back of your earring post for a dangly-drop style earring. Thread your embroidery floss to your needle, find the center of your homemade pom and tie it up to the bottom chain. Then take the top of the chain, put it through whatever style of post earrings you want to wear that day and your ready to go! It really is that easy to make your own DIY Pom Pom earrings.

Let us know what other kind of DIY posts you would like to see! For even more cute accessories and all the latest trends, check out Gliks.com and for styling tips and tricks head to Gliks Official on Instagram!

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DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Brand Spotlight: Everly

Brand Spotlight

Everly Clothing is a brand that we have long carried at Gliks and it is a fan favorite for a reason! Everly embodies femininity, durability, and comfort in all their clothes.

This brand was started by sisters Adriana and Fabiana in 2009. They both had a deep passion for creating a clothing line for the everyday women, and thus named their brand Everly. Together they share their love of fashion and use their unique differences to create a one of a kind brand.

You can always find this season’s trendiest maxi dresses, two piece sets, and stripy rompers by Everly on Gliks.com. All of their designs showcase clean designs and fun patterns. Here are a few of the pieces that we carry to help you get an understanding of what this brand creates!

The Everly Clothing Solid Bell Sleeve Top in Golden Pear

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The Everly Clothing Strappy Tie Front Crop Top and Ruffle Hem Shorts in Red

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The Everly Clothing Stripe Midi Ruffle Leg Hem Jumpsuit in Blue and Grey 

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The Everly Clothing Tie Waist Striped Shorts

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The Everly Clothing Ruffle Wrap Dress in Yellow

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From these 5 pieces you can get a real sense of what this brand designs. Every single article of clothing would be perfect for a picnic in your favorite park or to try out that new fancy restaurant for date night.  Wherever your day takes you, Everly has the right outfit piece for the occasion! Be sure to head over to Glik’s soon to grab these pieces before they’re gone!

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Brand Spotlight: Everly

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is June 17th and so now is the time to start looking for what gifts to give the  favorite men in your life. Lucky for you, we have some of the best Father’s day gift options here at Gliks. Head over to Gliks.com or stop in your local store to check out their great Father’s day giftable options. Here are our favorite 5 Father’s Day giftables!

  1. The Sperry Top Siders Shoes

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With a comfortable design and breathable canvas uppers, these shoes will compliment all his cool dad looks.

  1. Patagonia Dad Hat

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This lightweight and effortless cool hat is a must for all the Father’s out there. Whether your dad is the outdoorsy type or would rather stay indoors, this hat will be his new favorite accessory. (Bonus: once you get it for him, you can totally borrow it for yourself.)

  1. BBQ Shirt

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A good BBQ shirt is practically the universal Dad uniform. Right now at Glik’s we have so many styles and colors so you can find one that will perfectly match his personality.

  1. Hybrid Shorts

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These shorts will be his new go-to for the summer season. These shorts are made from a hybrid material so they are great for days spent outside or in the water or both!

  1. A Yeti Tumbler

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The Yeti tumblers are a great way to maintain the temperatures of his favorite drinks for extended periods of time. Perfect for tailgating, hunting trips, or any other adventure your favorite guy has!

Be sure to head to Glik’s to find the perfect Father’s Day gifts!Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Summer Dresses~ The Maxi Dress

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Easily one of the best parts of the summer season are dresses, and while there are so many styles of dresses today, we are going to be talking about the maxi dress. Nothing beats throwing on a dress in the morning and walking out the door looking #flawless. Whether you are wearing a maxi dress for a special occasion or for days of running around town, here are 4 maxi dresses that we are currently crushing on here at Glik’s.

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The first maxi dress is by Everly. Everly is a brand that you know will always have quality clothing with a girly, feminine style. This dress is a super versatile wrap dress in a beautiful colorway. Our shoe recommendation would be a simple peep toe mule shoe or try an espadrille platform shoe to give you some height! Honestly, any shoe or accessory would pair well with this dress because of its beautiful neutral color, but you should definitely try and accessorize with your favorite sun hat!

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If you want a more casual dress for everyday wear, you have to check out the Elan Clothing Halter Striped Maxi Dress in Navy. It’s a jersey knit dress with on seam hand pockets, and a rounded hem. Try knotting the bottom and putting on some strappy heels with your favorite accessories for a more dressed up look for nights out. We are loving them with some platform espadrille wedges to give you a little height with your look. For a comfier style try pairing it with some super comfy Sanuk sandals for pool days.

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We of course have to talk about the two piece maxi dress option. Illa Illa has so many adorable two piece sets that are just perfect for summer. The floral patterns are the perfect summer pattern. This particular set comes in two different colorways and has a shorts lining, which is amazing for days where you want to be on the move and wear a dress. Bonus! ~ you can always pair the top with your favorite distressed shorts and some Borks. Or you can try wearing the skirt with a solid Piko top and some strappy sandals by Soda. There’s really so many outfit options with a two piece set!

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The Storia Palm Print maxi dress is another one of our faves. Palm print, ruffles, and off the shoulder are very on trend details of the season, and this dress gives you all of those things in the most stylish way! This dress will look amazing with the City Classified Hudson shoes or any other neutral colored low heel. This type of shoe will perfectly match everything in your closet and you definitely need to add our straw bag to give your look more of those beachy vibes.

Shop these styles, and more, at gliks.com! Or, check out Glik’s Official Instagram account for styling ideas for any occasion!

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Summer Dresses~ The Maxi Dress

How You Need to Be Wearing White Denim This Season

How to wear White Denim

White denim has always been a thing, but if you have ever been wary of the white denim trend, it’s time to face your fears! LUCKILY, there are so many styles or ways you can wear white denim, so you don’t have to just do the classic white skinny jean (but classics, are classics for a reason). You can mix up the white denim trend and try a denim skirt, or a pair of shortalls, or a trendy skort.

White denim can either be a statement piece for your outfit or it can be a way to showcase your favorite piece of clothing. This must have item makes any outfit look clean and fresh, which is perfect for summer, but you better believe that these can also roll you into fall (but that’s a blog post for another day.) Here are 4 ways you need to try wearing your white denim this season.

Monochromatic White Denim trend

Monochromatic: White denim with a white top, is definitely the most daring of all the white denim trends. But to make it easier, just remember that you probably also loved the all black wardrobe trend and this is basically the same thing but the more summer friendly version of the two (aka less likely to absorb all those warm little sun rays). This look is so clean and simple, without a doubt it will make you look sophisticated and put together.

White Denim with a Pop of Color

A Pop of Color: Basically, the same concept as the monochromatic look, but throw some of your favorite pieces on there to make them really stand out. Your outfit becomes the canvas and you get to showcase whatever trendy item you wanna show off! I recommend, a jean jacket or any other of your favorite dressier outerwear pieces. If it’s too hot for a jacket, throw on some statement earrings, a daring shoe choice, or a colorful bag. You can even opt for a more muted pop of color with a simple beige or a light blue.

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A Statement Top: A lot of jeans can take away from a beautiful statement top, but with a pair of white jeans you are making sure that the shirt that “you just need to have or you would die” is the center of attention!  A pair of white jeans also makes that shirt that otherwise might have been borderline casual, an office ready look! Then you can throw on a neutral shoe to accent the top more, or grab a statement shoe choice to compliment your blouse.

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Casual: A tee shirt and a pair of jeans, is always a good idea. AGAIN, (sorry I sound like a broken record over here) white denim elevates your jean and tee style! Classic denim shorts, for example, tend to be casual style piece, but white denim shorts look mature and classy with whatever you wear them with! So whether you throw on a basic graphic tee or a solid colored tank, you cannot go wrong with a basic tee and some white denim.

White denim is definitely a great option if you want to raise the denim bar. All it takes is one simple piece of denim to help you create very different styles. For more creative ideas on how to wear white denim be sure to check out the Glik’s Official Instagram, where we post outfit ideas and new arrivals! And to shop the best white jean pieces be sure to head over to Gliks.com. Tell us in the comments how you like to style your white denim!

How You Need to Be Wearing White Denim This Season

Shoes That Won’t Hurt Your Feet or Your Budget

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Finding adorable and affordable shoes for your closet can be a pain. Especially in the summer time because we all know flip flops are not exactly known for their supportive soles. Here at Glik’s we actually have a large selection of shoes that will support your feet and your wallet. cc

City Classified Shoes | $29

 City Classified Shoes Comfort Andro Wedge Heels in Tan were made for your busy lifestyle.  They look like your classic micro wedge heel, but really they are jam packed with comfort. With a lined and padded footbed and a soft foam padding you’ll be able to wear these shoes all day!

 

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Sperry Top Sider | $60

I love Espadrilles. Love them. But typically they have little to no sole or cushioning. This is where Sperry saves the day. Almost all their shoes have a memory foam footbed, ya know the stuff that people make mattresses out of? Yeah, these shoes are so comfy you could basically sleep on them.

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Mia Shoes | $30

The Mia Shoes Lynn Strappy Sandals in Black and in Cognac are such a treat for a pair of strappy sandals. These gladiator style shoes have a super padded rubber outsole and footbed. Cute and actually a wearable sandal?! Get one in both colors, because these are going to be your summer staple.

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Sanuk Yoga Sandals | $38

Okay, these shoes are kind of a no brainer with a name with the word yoga in it. You can also get these fun knitted sling style uppers in so many styles or colors. The footbed is made out of yoga mats, so you can definitely skip the yoga class, and get your Namaste on with the Sanuk Yoga Sandals.

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Qupid Shoes | $20

Qupid shoes are great for their comfortability factor, since they all have a lightly cushioned footbed and a low price point. But my favorite Qupid Shoes lately are the Comfy Banded Slides that come in Carmel, Black, and White. These Comfy shoes are an ideal summer footwear option, they give you that simple sandal silhouette with a comfortable footbed.

With this selection of shoes at Glik’s you can have comfortable, trendy shoe styles without breaking your budget. For more styling tips and ideas be sure to check out Gliks’ Instagram! Happy shopping ya’ll!

 

Shoes That Won’t Hurt Your Feet or Your Budget

When to Wear Mules

When to Wear Mules (5)Mules have been a popular trend for a minute now and I just can’t get enough of them lately. This is definitely one shoe trend you don’t want to miss out on. To make sure you don’t miss any styling opportunity, here are 5 times that you can be putting your best mule wearing foot forward and rocking one of our favorite shoe trends.

When You Are Out To Enjoy The Day…When to Wear MulesHeeled mules literally elevate your style. Dresses and a simple laser cut mule go perfectly together for days out exploring the city and trying out that new totally instagramable coffee shop. I love a good pair of heeled mules with a midi dress, or actually any dress ever, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a pair of heeled mules and a dress.

When You Have Things To Get Done…When to Wear Mules (1)When I run errands, I know there is a 90% possibility that I will run into someone that I kind-of-sorta-know but definitely have to say hi to, when that happens I like to look somewhat presentable. Mules are ideal to throw on with your distressed jeans and your favorite comfy shirt. With this outfit combination you can fool everyone into thinking you’re the kind of girl who is fashionable and has time to buy a gallon of milk. Your new secret is safe here.

When You Are Out On The Town…When to Wear Mules (2)Its girls night and you have the perfect outfit and now you’ll have the perfect pair of shoes to match. Mules are so durable and totally dance friendly with a nice stacked heel. So go ahead and grab that romper and mules and be prepared to outshine your friends in all the group pictures tonight, girl.

When You Mean Business…When to Wear Mules (3)When you are at work its essential to have a shoe that keeps you comfy till 5pm rolls around. Mules are necessary for work because of their no back design. You won’t ever get that restrained feeling that other shoes tend to have. Again another simple put together look, just grab your basic black pants, a structured top, and you’re out the door on the way to grab your coffee.  You’ll be contently comfy the whole day at work, so you can focus on looking cute, getting your work done, and looking cute.

When You Would Rather Be On Vacation…

When to Wear Mules (4)One of the cool things about the mule shoe is that they can be a casual shoe as well. Throw them on with your beach lounge pants and instantly be the beach boho babe you know you were meant to be!

In case you need more time to mull over the mule trend, be sure to check out @gliksofficial on Instagram for all the outfit inspo you could possible ever want/need! And to shop all these styles and more check out gliks.com!

When to Wear Mules